NEWS RELEASE - May 11, 2016
Governor Matt Bevin visits Grateful Bread Food Pantry
MOUNT VERNON, Ky. — Staff at the Grateful Bread Food Pantry received a surprise visit from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who was in Rockcastle County on May 9 to sign House Bill 129, which allows for the widening of I-75 in the county. Grateful Bread is a program of Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) that provides food and essentials to children and their families, the elderly and individuals with disabilities in Appalachia.
“Gov. Bevin was very encouraging,” said Sherri Barnett, Grateful Bread program coordinator. “He told us that he loved our mission.”
Bevin toured the facility and greeted staff in a visit that allowed the governor the opportunity to witness a program making a difference in the lives of many in their community. In 2015, CAP’s Grateful Bread Food Pantry distributed nearly 395,000 pounds of food to more than 2,600 participants in Rockcastle County.
“It was such a surprise,” Barnett added. “We love what we do each and every day because we know we have a chance to impact the lives of so many people in the community. We were glad to share the success of our program with the governor.”
Long-term CAP volunteers, alongside community volunteers and CAP employees, staff Grateful Bread to sort and distribute donations.
For more information on Grateful Bread Food Pantry, visit www.christianapp.org.